Physical Examination in Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine

Physical Examination in Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine

1st Edition - March 28, 2014

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  • Author: Anika Al-Shura
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128006382

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Physical Examination in Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine details the basics of how to take and record cardiac patient history and triage vitals, then apply the basic western and TCM methods for examining cardiovascular patients in the clinic. It outlines the basic procedure for creating intake questions and then examining the cardiovascular patient using both western and TCM techniques. This book is intended for US-based licensed TCM practitioners as well as cardiology researchers.

Key Features

  • Provides a guide for creating a basic cardiac intake form, compares TCM and western medicine style symptoms and possible differential diagnoses
  • Provides a guide for basic examination with TCM and western medicine methods, and sound tutorials for heart and lung auscultation
  • Prepares the practitioner to sit for the Niambi Wellness Integrative anatomy and pathophysiology in cardiology final online exam


This book is intended for U.S. based licensed TCM practitioners, cardiologists, and researchers of TCM and cardiology.

Table of Contents

    • Dedication
    • Acknowledgments
    • Introduction
      • Approving Agencies
      • Course Description
      • Course Objectives
    • Section I: Getting Started
      • Chapter 1. Introduction
        • Chapter Objectives
        • 1.1 Part 1: The Introduction
        • 1.2 Part 2: The Family and Present History
        • 1.3 Part 3: Female History
        • 1.4 Part 4: Present Medications
        • 1.5 Part 5: Current Symptoms
        • Notes
    • Section II: The Triage
      • Chapter 2. Weight Measurement
        • Chapter Objectives
        • 2.1 Part 1: Risk Factors
        • 2.2 Part 2: BMI
        • 2.3 Part 3: Waist Circumference
        • Notes
      • Chapter 3. Taking the Blood Pressure
        • Chapter Objectives
        • 3.1 Part 1: Tools
        • 3.2 Part 2: Basic Procedure
        • 3.3 Part 3: Measurement Standards
        • Notes
      • Chapter 4. Taking the Temperature
        • Chapter Objectives
        • 4.1 Part 1: Problems of High Temperature
        • 4.2 Part 2: Problems of Low Temperature
        • 4.3 Part 3: Procedure
        • Notes
    • Section III: Exam Room 1
      • Chapter 5. Physical Exam Basics
        • Chapter Objectives
        • 5.1 Part 1: Observation
        • 5.2 Part 2: Preparation
        • 5.3 Part 3: Cardiac Palpation
        • 5.4 Part 4: Auscultation
        • 5.5 Part 5: Respiratory Palpation
        • 5.6 Part 6: Auscultation
        • 5.7 Part 6: Auscultation
        • Notes
    • Section IV: Exam Room 2
      • Chapter 6. Tongue and Pulse Diagnosis
        • Chapter Objectives
        • 6.1 Clinical Assessment
        • 6.2 Case #1
        • 6.3 Case #2
        • 6.4 Case #3
        • 6.5 Case #4
        • Notes
      • Chapter 7. Putting It All Together
        • 7.1 Part 1: Case Study #1
        • 7.2 Part 2: Case Study #2
        • 7.3 Part 3: Case Study #3
        • 7.4 Part 4: Case Study #4
        • 7.5 Part 5: Case Study #5
        • 7.6 Part 6: Case Study #6

Product details

  • No. of pages: 96
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2014
  • Published: March 28, 2014
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128006382

About the Author

Anika Al-Shura

Dr. Anika Niambi Al-Shura is originally from Louisville, Ky, USA. She has one son, one grandson and resides in Kentucky and Florida, USA. She enjoys cultivating medicinal plants and formulating medicinal herb recipes, soap making, fine art, travelling internationally to meet people for learning new cultures and ways of living, mountain hiking and relaxing on the beach near the ocean. Dr. Al-Shura has 14 continuous years of formal education involving Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) clinical practice, advanced medical study, research and education between the United States, Italy and China. In 2004, her master’s degree in Oriental Medicine was earned from East West College of Natural Medicine in Florida, USA. In mainland China between 2004 and 2014, she earned hospital study, advanced scholar and specialty certificates in Chinese medicine, internal medicine and surgery and cardiology from several university affiliated hospitals. Those hospitals include Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shandong Provincial Hospital and Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Her subspecialty training in TCM is in interventional cardiology involving the catherization lab. Dr. Al-Shura earned her PhD in medical education in 2014 through the University Ambrosiana program. Her dissertation on Integrative Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine (ICCM) became her first textbook entitled, “Integrative Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine: A Personalized Medicine Perspective”. This book was one of 7 textbooks written to introduce the concepts of ICCM. All were published and released together through Elsevier Academic Press in 2014. Those textbooks are utilized for the level 1 program studies in ICCM with continuing medical education (CME) courses. Eight additional textbooks were written on the establishment and development of intermediate ICCM theories and practices. Those textbooks are utilized for the level 2 program CME studies in ICCM. Those 8 textbooks are part of the Integrative Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine series and were published and released together through Elsevier Academic Press in 2019. Dr. Al-Shura is currently a faculty member at Everglades University in Florida, where she teaches medical and healthcare course in the Bachelors of Alternative Medicine program. She also has Niambi Wellness Institute, based in Florida and Kentucky, where Integrative Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine research and work continues. It includes a natural pharmacy lab and a continuing medical education (CME) program. The natural pharmacy researches, formulates, manufactures and distributes various patented and original formulations using TCM herbs. The CME program includes TCM cardiology courses which grant credits towards NCCAOM, state medical board and state TCM board license renewals in the United States.

Affiliations and Expertise

Niambi Wellness Institute, Integrative Cardiovascular Chinese Medicine, FL, USA

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